Visitor Guide

A man and woman wearing face masks walk past a wooden sculpture in the Gallery
Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2021.Credit

Plan your visit

Visit the Gallery for free!

Book tickets for Turner: The Sun is God

Staying safe

Group visits

Entrances to the Gallery

Accessibility

Visiting with kids and young people

During your visit

    Cloakrooms

    • Self-service lockers are available at Merrion Square.
    • Visitors are requested to place all handheld and backpack size items into the lockers.
    • Self-service lockers will not accommodate any item that is cabin luggage sized or larger.
    • Visitors are encouraged not to bring any items larger than a backpack to the Gallery.
    • Items may not be deposited overnight, items not retrieved will be recorded in Lost and Found.

     

    Wheelchairs

    • Wheelchairs are available to borrow. Please ask a staff member at the information desk for assistance, or reserve one in advance by contacting [email protected]
    • All wheelchairs are cleaned thoroughly before and after each use.  

    Toilets and Changing Places facility

    • There are toilets located on Level -1, accessed via the stairs/lifts near the Merrion Square entrance. Additional toilets are located on Level 1 and Level 0 of the Millennium Wing, near the Clare Street entrance. Download a Gallery map, or ask any staff member for directions.
    • The Changing Places facility is available to use. Please contact 087 117 0880 for the key and more information about this facility.

    Atrium Creative Space

    Drop by our Atrium Creative Space during your visit and use the available drawing materials to make your own artwork!

    Family Packs and Drawing & Creative Writing Kits

    • Anyone can borrow these packs, free of charge, from the information desks.
    • Family Packs contain drawing materials for children to use during their visit.
    • Drawing & Creative Writing Kits are for adults and young people aged 16+. Each kit contains writing and drawing materials for when inspiration strikes during your visit.

    Temporary room closures

    • Some rooms and galleries may be temporarily closed. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.

    Gallery Café

    The Gallery Café is located on Level 0 of the Millennium Wing, most easily accessed via the Gallery's Clare Street entrance. The Café is open at the following times:

    Monday: 11am – 5pm
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 9.30am – 5pm
    Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm (The Café will close at 5pm on 17 March)
    Friday and Saturday: 9.30am – 5pm
    Sunday: 11am – 5pm

    Gallery Shop

     

    Listen, learn and explore

    Free guided tours

    We run a regular programme of free guided tours in the Gallery. Everyone is welcome - no booking required! Check the What's On calendar for upcoming tours.

    • Highlights Tours: Saturdays at 12.30pm and 2.30pm, Sundays at 1.30pm and 2.30pm
    • Themed Tours: Saturdays at 1.30pm
    • Family Tours: Sundays at 12.30pm
    • New Parents' Tours: the 2nd Monday of the month at 2pm
    • Tours for the hard of hearing: the 1st Thursday of every 2nd month at 5.30pm. Upcoming tour dates in 2022: 6 October, 1 December.

    Or, you could follow one of our online self-guided tours on your visit. Choose from a wide range of themes including Irish art, family favourites, costume, and LGBTQIA+.

    Audio guides

    • Use your own smartphone and headphones to listen to a small selection of audio descriptions of artworks.
    • You will see green and pink labels in the rooms: a 'headphones symbol' on these coloured labels indicates that an audio description is available.
    • You can access the small selection of audio descriptions here.
    • Please note: audio-guide handsets are not currently available to borrow. You must use your own device.

    Audio Tour for Kids & Families

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